Krista Keller (left) and Courtney Stodden. (Lifetime)
Krista Keller (left) and Courtney Stodden appear in a promo for Lifetime’s “The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition. (Lifetime)
Krista Keller think she is being portrayed unfairly in Lifetime’s “Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition” and she’s doing something about it.
The former momager to Courtney Stodden sent a cease and desist to Lifetime and the reality show’s production company, 495 Productions, FOX411 has learned.
“The trailer/ad now being broadcast on Lifetime Channel is a most disturbing and damaging defamation of Ms. Keller,” the cease and desist reads.
It continues, “The headlines imply without a doubt , that your show will broadcast an episode next Tuesday March 22nd whereby the public will think that Krista Keller used her teenage daughter as bait to lure teenage boys for herself.”
Keller’s lawyers claim Lifetime and 495 Productions “conspired” with Keller’s son-in-law Doug Hutchison and daughter Stodden to “manipulate, edit, and delete statements to alter the actual statements made on the set and to knowingly air the untruths, lies, and distortions of statements given to you by Krista Keller in good faith for this show.”
Keller wants the network to remove the trailer for the upcoming March 22 be removed from online and for Lifetime to scrap the episode all together.
“When I signed up for [the show], I wanted it to be a way for us to get real help,” Keller told FOX411. “I didn’t know there was going to be an agenda… Courtney is giving misinformation. When I’m watching the show, I’m like, that never happened. It needs to be stopped.”
Keller said she does not understand why Stodden is “making up stories,” but believe Hutchison may be behind it.
“Doug is using her as a weapon against me and I think the show was more interested in sensationalized story lines and not really helping our situation.”
Reps for Lifetime, 495 Productions and Stodden did not return FOX411’s request for comment.
Keller added, “I’ve tried to reach out to [Courtney] to tell her that I love her and I’ll always love her. I have three daughters…thank God my other girls are supportive of me…she is just different.”
“I have great people around me my husband is wonderful. God and my husband keep me afloat.”